There is one food that I am not allowing in the house anymore. It's edamame. It comes frozen, and is great for you. However, it is relatively high in carbs for a veggie. Worse off: I tended to snack on it at night, because it's really that good. I'd nuke a handful at a time for 20 seconds, and it comes out room temperature. It reminds me of the peas that come in the peapods and you eat raw. sooo delicious.
But, I'm close to show time and I can't have any temptation.
This carb cycling is ALREADY WORKING! In less than 1 week of the diet change, I can SEE and FEEL my abs changing. In the mirror, I see more definition than I have so far, and it's really exciting. After not seeing changes for quite some time, I started to feel nervous. But now I am seeing some changes. Again, I'm a little more aggressive on the carb cycling than my online coach told me to, but I don't want to do things halfway. I think it's a good choice.
I have had pretty good energy despite the lower carbs.
No lie..... this is me today. ------------>
I took what my personal trainer's advice that he gave me yesterday: all my sets should be all-out. All-out. I guess I never realized that sometimes I don't go all out. The gym was muggy, I was a sweaty mess, but it was an awesome leg workout. I went to failure with all of my exercises, and the superset from the quad extension and hamstring curl machine finished off my legs. I tried the new decline side-crunch (awkward, I had to have my PT show me, after I tried 10 of my own variations the other day). It is awesome.
Then I did a kickboxing class, an old standby. I didn't go all out in that class because I wanted to use it as my steady state cardio, and I've had 3 days in a row of HIIT. Then after that was done, I finished of my last ab exercise for the day: Roman Chair Straight-Leg Lifts. OOoh MAN you can actually FEEL those sculpting your abs. I'm getting a lot better at them. I used to be able to do only 6 or 8 leg lifts each set, but now I can get 10, and I can bend my legs a bit and change the leverage enough to hammer out another 4 or so. Then I bend my knees and bring them to my chest. I tend to get lazy with abs usually, so I kept thinking today "Bikini on Stage, Bikini on Stage, Gotta Rip Up the Abs." It TOTALLY WORKED... I did a lot better ab workout keeping that in mind.
Hit up the tanning place for 5 minutes in my stand-up. I'm putting sunblock on my tanned parts in the hopes to balance out my farmer's tan on my shoulders and legs.
Then I did my laundry